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Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that can devastate the lives of patients and their families. The condition is chronic and may persist throughout patients' lives, disrupting education and work and greatly reducing the quality of life. Affecting nearly 0.8% of the population worldwide, schizophrenia is a serious public health problem demanding improved treatment. Recent progress in neuroscience and biological studies of schizophrenia is promising. However, to understand the concomitant behavioral characteristics and implement effective treatment programs, multifaceted approaches are required. "Comprehensive Treatment of Schizophrenia" was the subject of the 8th Keio University International Symposium for Life Sciences and Medicine, held in Tokyo. From the symposium, 40 papers were chosen to be included here in nine sections covering the broad spectrum of recent clinical progress in the treatment of schizophrenia and allied disorders.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Emotion - Intervention - Rehabilitation - community based psychiatry - psychiatric rehabilitation - psychiatry - schizophrenia - severe mental illness
1 Neurobehavioral Characteristics.- Keynote Lecture: Life-Oriented Approach to Treatment and Simple Functional Tests for Clinical Practice.- Efficacy of Semantic Cues in Schizophrenic Patients and Patients with Frontal Lesions from the Standpoint of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.- Neuropsychological Investigation of the Effects of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Strategies for Schizophrenia.- Coping with Interpersonal Stressors in Schizophrenia.- 2 Social Cognition.- Social Cognitive Problem-Solving Skills in Schizophrenia.- Social Cognition in Schizophrenia.- Emotion Perception and Social Functioning in Schizophrenia.- Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia: Research Update and Empirical Results.- 3 Expressed Emotion and Psychoeducation.- Keynote Lecture: Relatives’ Expressed Emotion: From Measurement Technique to Practical Help for Families.- Expressed Emotion Studies in Japan.- Family Psychoeducation with Schizophrenic Patients and Their Families from the Viewpoint of Empowerment.- 4 Insight.- The Psychopathological Foundation of Insight in Schizophrenia.- Insight: Theory and Practice.- 5 Pharmacotherapy.- Factors Affecting Drug Compliance Among Patients in Japan with Schizophrenia.- Long-Term Olanzapine Treatment in Schizophrenic Outpatients: Its Effects on Their Quality of Life and Clinical Outcome.- Keynote Lecture: The Integration of Innovative Biomedical and Psychosocial Strategies into Clinical Practice.- 6 Consumer Collaboration.- What Can the Family Do as a Consumer Collaborator?.- Consumers, Carers, and Clinicians in Collaboration: What Does This Mean?.- 7 Putting Effective Settings into Practice.- Ensuring Quality and Continuity of Care for Psychiatric Patients Making the Transition from Hospital to Community Care in Japan.- Training Long-Term Schizophrenic Inpatients in Illness Self-Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial.- Need for an Integrated Program of Case Management and Psychoeducation for Long-Stay Psychiatric Patients in Japan.- Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons with Schizophrenia: Recent Advances in Japan.- Innovative Practice in Psychiatric Community Care in Sawa Hospital and Japan.- Optimal Utilization of Resources.- Applying Effective Treatment Strategies in Day Hospitals: A Nursing Perspective.- Interpersonal Caring Techniques: Concepts and Quasi-Experimental Research.- Implementing Community-Based Psychiatry in an Urban District of Tokyo: Report on Minato Net 21.- Keynote Lecture: Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia.- 8 Innovations in Practice.- Cognitive, Social, and Psychopathological Factors in the Comprehensive Treatment of Schizophrenia.- Family Interventions in Schizophrenia in Italian Mental Health Services.- Early Intervention for Schizophrenic Disorders: Implementing Optimal Treatment Strategies in Clinical Services.- From Randomized Controlled Trials to Evidence-Based Clinical Care for Severe Mental Illness.- Early Psychosis Intervention in Routine Service Environments: Implications for Case Management and Service Evaluation.- 9 Cognitive Remediation.- Problem-Solving Skills and Sending Skills in Schizophrenia.- Cognitive Impairment, Symptoms, Social Functioning, and Vocational Rehabilitation in Schizophrenia.- Understanding the Outcome Findings of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: A Cognitive Model and Its Clinical Implications.- A New Cognitive Therapy for Auditory Hallucinations and Delusions: Development of a Guide for Psychotic Patients and Their Family Members.- Treating Anxiety Disorders in Schizophrenia: How to Tailor Optimal Treatment in Clinical Practice.- Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Schizophrenia.